Our experience, legal competence and extensive expertise • IT, Internet & new media law
• Pharmaceutical, healthcare & life sciences law
• Fashion & design rights
• Environmental technology law
• Banking, finance & insurance law
• Materials industry, specialty chemicals
make our attorneys much sought-after specialists in the area of intellectual property law. It comes as no accident that both national and international companies have been seeking our legal advice for 40 years in all matters pertaining to trademarks, patents, design protection, copyright, domain rights and competition law. In this area it is of special importance to look beyond legal circumstances and take into account the business interests and objectives of our clients.

Keeping in mind that intellectual property rights are among the most valuable business assets, we ensure the full protection of your rights • IP protection research and risk assessments for new registrations
• Development and implementation of national/international filing strategies
• Trademark & design applications; domain registrations; know-how protection
• IP due diligence
• Network of specialized patent lawyers for patent applications
. You can count on our full legal support for your innovations at all stages from research & development • Cooperation agreements, R&D contracts, development contracts and joint ventures
• Public funding (EU framework program, etc.)
• Distribution of development results
• Employee inventions laws; disputes among co-inventors
right up to production. You can also rely on our protecting your ideas, innovations and creative services at all stages from conception to production, especially against the backdrop of strong competition and the increasingly challenging market • Establishment and implementation of new business models in the market
• Protection of newcomers against attacks from market leaders
• Litigation over product imitations
• Marketing models designed to conform to anti-trust laws
. We handle the national and international portfolios of your IP rights and advise you on all matters of commercializing your IP • Portfolio strategy, international portfolio management, IP rights monitoring
• Development of national/international licensing strategies & negotiating of license agreements
• Distribution strategies & agreements
• Special distribution forms & product types (e.g., shop-in-store, agency contracts, franchising, exclusive distribution)
in, for example, license and distribution agreements. In fact, cross-border intellectual property management • Worldwide trademark and design applications
• Trans-European prosecution/defense in cases of Community trademark infringements and Community design infringements
• Coordination of transnational IP infringement lawsuits
• Domain name disputes (WIPO & UDRP proceedings; follow-up proceedings at home and abroad)
• International R&D cooperation, license & distribution agreements
• Worldwide network of independent specialized law firms
is one of our biggest strengths, thanks in no small part to our international network. We pursue any IP rights infringements • Offense & defense against infringements on intellectual property rights
• Product piracy, re- & parallel imports, border seizure proceedings
• Interim relief proceedings; trade fairinjunctions
• Inspections/search & seizure
with vigor, whether at home or abroad, while defending you against third-party claims with the same zeal.

In unfair competition law • Development of advertising concepts; legal support for advertising campaigns
• Industry-sector-specific advertising materials (environment- & health-related advertising; advertising based on technological standards; food advertising)
• Online advertising (keyword advertising, display advertising, affiliate marketing, advertising media analyses)
, we advise on the legal viability of your sales and marketing strategies. Our long-standing practical knowledge will strengthen your position in case of disputes in unfair competition • Warning letters
• Lawsuits & summary proceedings
• Representation before competent courts nationwide
• International disputes
, whether it involves preliminary injunctions or other proceedings.

Your Partners:
Dr. Holger Alt
Dr. Claudia Böhm
Dr. Anselm Brandi-Dohrn
Dr. Angelika Hoche